Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Halfway home (Phuket, Thailand)

We had a pretty rough travel day today, and are still kind of swaying from all the boat rides.  Our buddy Dave left a few days prior and about 10 people yoged on his boat from Phi Phi to Phuket. Our ride was not that bad, but it was no leisurely roll through the Andaman like our first float.  We hung out in phi phi for a few hours in the main town, and Kristin received whatever is going on in the above picture.  I think she called it a massage, sure looks like assault to me.  I had a deli sandwich in Phi Phi on a roll that was almost Piantedosi quality.   We arrived back in Phuket and it has been a pretty uneventful day.   We spent most of the evening strolling through a Phuket mall looking for a new underwater camera for our diving in Bali.  A great meal at our very Thai hotel, The Sawasadee Village ended the night on a solid note.  Now we are just preparing for our flights to Indonesia tomorrow.  Here are some more pictures from Phi Phi and Phuket today.

Of course the last day in Phi Phi

was the nicest in terms of weather

The dragontail boats were out in full force

And this goon was on the beach until the last possible second before heading back to Phuket

We had to walk away from this

Bye Phi Phi Island Resort and Prison

Kristin thinks she looks like a yak in this picture, I think she looks

Looks kind of like Lost

Yums water

The narrow streets of Phi Phi Don Village

Tonsai Bay

Another angle, why not?

Biggest road on the island

Some rocks

Street where presumably, one can do their laundry

Abandoned boat

Food stalls

Some fish just baking in the Thai heat

I love this dog, lives on phi phi

Thai Massage

MMA - school of grappling

Check out the stool

Our awesome room

and pool that our room just opens up to

Kristin ordering street food

Banana pancakes

Night falls over Patong, we were rolling in a taxi bumping Pink

Sawasdee Village

At dinner, grinning like someones going to Bali tomorrow

The restaurant

Kristin's main, shrimp fried rice baked in a pineapple, OMG SO GOOD

My main, looks like an exercise in boredom compared to the culinary
festivities going on across the table

Our camera breaks, we lose our headphone Usb adapter in
the cracks of a boardwalk, and someone steals the lens out of
my shades

These should start getting pretty interesting.  The beach is a great place to spend time, but sort of a mundane place to write about.  We have Indonesia and Borneo coming up in the next two weeks with just a dash of Singapore, and good ole Kuala Lumpur.  Who knows maybe even a return to Hong Kong.  Stay tuned in.


  1. We sure do miss you guys! I absolutely LOVE that pic of Kristin too Justin! She IS a beaute. Reading your prose is my daily escape from the realities of normal life. Thank you for this amazing daily account of your experiences! It makes us less fearful of the unknown. Have fun in Bali!! Love You, Lisa and(Dad)

  2. Never have seen such big rocks!! How will you ever come back to your previous life?? Bali will be very special! Much Love, Barbo

  3. I think the pictures of Kristin are adorable. I was a little worried about Kristin's massage. I almost thought it was a prelim to Brock Lesnar whipping Frank Mir. Keep the updates coming, my days are lost without any your updates.

    Love ya.

    Dad (Souge)

  4. The crystal clear water is soooo..delish looking. Keep up with the updates, like your dad said, wouldn't have anything to look forward to without. I imagine your confused about the days, This is what you did yesterday? Today is Wed. 7/14/09 6:00 PM USA TX time....Luv u!

  5. I mean 7/15/09 Oooops...

  6. Looks like you two are having an amazing time together! Keep the blog and the phenomenal pics coming!!!

    -Jeff and Amanda

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